Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Indexing: COPE.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020


Zed Rengel, PhD (Biography)

Professor, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

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Research Interests: soil science; environmental science; roots, ion cycling in the soil-plant-microbe continuum; remediation of saline soils, cadmium, wetlands

Associate Editor

Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, PhD (Biography)

Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department, Northumbria University Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK

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Research Interests: Heat and mass transfer; Desalination; Cooling; Adsorption cycles; Economic analysis; Industrial system design

Editorial Board

Angelo Albini, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy

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Research Interests: photochemistry; electron transfer; photochemical processes; organic photochemistry; green chemistry; chemical engineering; energy

Dmitry A. Belikov, PhD, easercher

Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan

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Research Interests: Greenhouse gases; Carbon cycle; Methane; Remote sensing

Eyal Ben-Dor, PhD

Professor, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

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Research Interests: hyperspectral remote sensing, environmental monitoring; soil spectroscopy; precision agriculture; sustainability; soil mapping; spatial analysis

Daniel A. Beysens, PhD

Honorarium Director of Research, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI-PMMH), 75005 Paris, France

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Research Interests: dew water; condensation; phase transition; critical point; heat and mass transfer; sustainable development; experimental physics; wetting phenomena

Cinzia Buratti, PhD

Professor, University of the Study of Perugia - Department of Engineering, via G. Duranti n.93, 06125, Perugia (PG), Italy

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Research Interests: Energy Efficiency in Building; Energy Saving; Energy Conservation; Sustainability; Sustainable Construction; Sustainable Development; Building Materials; Energy Engineering; Energy Environmental Engineering; Aerogel

Ioannis Charalampopoulos, PhD

Laboratory of General and Agricultural Meteorology, Agricultural University of Athens, 118 55, Greece

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Research Interests: bioclimatology; agrometeorology; urban climate; Human thermal comfort; R-language; big data analysis

Mario Coccia, PhD, Research Director

National Research Council, Italy

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Research Interests: Sources of Technology; Evolution of Technology; Diffusion of Innovation; Environment & COVID-19; Evolution of Science

Daniele Contini, PhD

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), Str. Prv. Lecce-Monteroni km 1.2, 73100 Lecce, Italy

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Research Interests: atmosphere composition; aerosol sources; receptor models; turbulent fluxes; particle deposition; nucleation

Alberto Corigliano, PhD

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Research Interests: solid and structural mechanics; mechanics of materials; fracture mechanics; modeling and simulation; microsystems

João Miguel Dias, PhD

Professor, CESAM, Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Tel: +351234370276 / ext.23112

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Research interest: Physical oceanography; estuaries and lagoons; sea level; coastal flooding; climate change; coastal zone monitoring; mixing and transport processes; tides; morphodynamic; numerical modelling of coastal zones; physical/biology/chemical interactions

Mohamed Elchalakani, PhD

Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Western Australia, WA 6009, Australia

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Research Interests: concrete technologies

Petros Ganatsas, PhD

Professor, Laboratory of Silviculture, School of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, POB 262, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

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Research interest: Plant ecology; ecology; environment; environmental science; biodiversity & conservation; natural resource management; environmental impact assessment; vegetation; biodiversity; ecosystem ecology

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD, PE, BCEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 39762, USA

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Research Interests: biofuels; biofuel production; biomass conversion; energy engineering; renewable energy technologies; energy; biomass; solar; solar energy; water and wastewater engineering

Chin-Pao Huang, PhD

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Research Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption; reaction kinetics; nanomaterials; sustainability; wastewater treatment; water treatment; environmental and water resourcesater Resources

Dimitris Kaskaoutis, PhD

Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, 15236 Athens, Greece

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Research Interests: solar radiation transfer into the atmosphere; modification of solar spectrum; aerosol physical; chemical and optical properties; carbonaceous aerosols; aerosol climate implications; meteorology; air quality and natural hazards

Raghava R. Kommalapati, Ph.D., PE, BCEE, F. ASCE

Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Sustainability, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, USA;

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, USA

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Research Interests: Separation technologies for energy applications (e.g., CO2 capture, utilization, storage); energy and environmental sustainability; energy in transportation systems: electric, natural gas, and hybrid vehicles; water use in hydraulic fracturing; environmental impacts of energy production; environmental impacts of various alternate energy (biofuels, wind and nuclear energy) technologies; atmospheric interactions of fogwater and air quality; industrial waste separations; fate and transport of contaminants in the environment

Ioannis K. Koukouvelas, PhD

Professor, Department of Geology, University of Patras, Rion, 26504 Greece

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Research Interests: Earthquake Geology – Paleoseismology; Geology of Greece; Hazard analysis and secondary effects of earthquakes; Quantitative monitoring of post-earthquake landslides with the use of UAVs

Amanda Laca, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Oviedo, C Julian Claveria S-N, Oviedo 33071, Spain

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Research interest: Wastewater treatment; food engineering; valorization of food wastes; environmental assessment; microplastics

Shou-Heng Liu, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Clean energy technology; environmental electrochemistry; environmental nanocatalysis; sustainable resources engineering; catalyst; mesoporous materials; fuel cells; hydrogen energy; heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption; nano-catalysis

Cosimo Magazzino, PhD

Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Via G. Chiabrera 199, 00145, Rome (RM), Italy

Tel: +39 0657335347

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Research Interests: Public finance; energy econometrics; environmental Kuznets curve; time series econometrics; panel data models; Machine Learning experiments; Artificial Neural Networks analysis; relationship among CO2 emissions, GDP and energy consumption

Fausto P. Garcia Marquez, PhD, Senior Researcher

ETSI Industrial, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha Campus Universitario s/n, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain

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Research Interests: Digital Signal Processing; Operations Management; Simulation; Optimization; Change Management; Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics; Logistics; Product Development; Pattern Recognition; Business Development

Dimitris Melas, PhD

Professor, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, PC 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Research Interests: meteorology; air quality; atmosphere; climate; climate change; precipitation; atmospheric physics; simulation; atmospheric pollution

Nicole Mölders, PhD

Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysical Institute and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903, Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, USA

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Research interest: Remote sensing; data analysis; atmospheric physics; climate change; hydrology; climate variability; precipitation; soil; environment

Won-Ho Nam, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Head, School of Social Safety and Systems Engineering, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea;

Institute of Agricultural Environmental Science, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea;

National Agricultural Water Research Center, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea

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Research interest: Climate Change; water resources management; water resources; evapotranspiration; water resources engineering; watershed management; rainfall runoff modelling; watershed hydrology; agriculture; agricultural environment; agricultural water

Feifei Pan, PhD, Professor

Department of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA

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Research Interests: Soil moisture dynamics; Surface water and groundwater interaction; Surface water quality modeling; Remote sensing and GIS; Visualization and numerical modeling of vegetation dynamics and snow process

Maria Panitsa, PhD

Assistant Professor in Flora and Phytogeography, Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, GR-26504, Rio - Patras, Greece

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Research Interests: Biodiversity; plant species diversity; plant ecology; ecosystem ecology; biodiversity monitoring; biogeography; island ecosystems; conservation biology; conservation

Len Pietrafesa, PhD

Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA

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Research Interests: observations of and numerical modeling of atmospheric, oceanic, estuary, land and hydraulic inter-actively coupled systems; estuary and river plume dynamics; relationships between climate and weather coupled systems; wind-wave-current coupled interactions; precipitation and river discharge; climate conditions and weather events; climate, weather and implications for human health, etc.

Pallav Purohit, PhD

Senior Research Scholar, Energy Climate and Environment (ECE) Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, Laxenburg A-2361, Austria

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Research Interests: Science; Technology and policy focused on energy and environmental issues of developing countries; Energy economics; Renewable energy; Climate change; F-gases; Air pollution control; Human health

Seeram Ramakrishna, PhD

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117574, Republic of Singapore

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Research Interests: nanomaterials; energy materials; clean energy; circular economy

Bernhard Rappenglueck, PhD

Professor, Director of the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

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Research Interests: Biosphere-atmosphere exchange, boundary layer processes and mesoscale meteorology; Air chemistry studies in unpolluted and polluted areas (e.g. urban air quality studies in Munich, Berlin, Athens, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Doha, Los Angeles, Houston); Source apportionment for primary pollutants; Application and development of chemistry-transport modeling; Climate Change studies

Spyridon Rapsomanikis, PhD

Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and of Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, DUTH, Xanthi, 67100, Greece

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Research Interests: atmospheric pollution; climate change, atmospheric physics; atmospheric chemistry; environmental chemistry; analytical chemistry; meteorology; environmental engineering

Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro, PhD

Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

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Research Interests: environmental chemistry; environmental engineering; analytical chemistry; sample preparation; chromatography; chirality; water/wastewater monitoring; water/wastewater treatment; biodegradation; advanced oxidation processes; removal of contaminants or emerging concern and antibiotic resistant bacteria&genes

Matthaios Santamouris, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia

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Research Interests: energy physics; built environment; urban heat island; urban physics; climate change

Miklas Scholz, PhD

Professor, Division of Water Resources Engineering (TVRL), Department of Building and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden

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Research Interests: water engineering; wastewater treatment; water purification technologies; advanced machine learning; aquatic ecosystems; freshwater ecology; water quality; regression analysis; multivariate data analysis; multivariate statistics

Donglu Shi, PhD

Professor, Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Program. The Materials Science and Engineering Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

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Research Interests: Nanomaterials for Environmental and Energy Sustainability; Smart Building Skins, Energy Harvesting and Generation, Solar Desalination, Nano biomedicine

Narasinha J. Shurpali, PhD

Senior Researcher, Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

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Research Interests: climate change; biogeochemistry; biogeochemical modelling; GHG exchange; eddy covariance technique; agriculture; forestry; carbon and nitrogen ecosystem dynamics

Francesco Tornabene, PhD

Professor, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

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Research Interests: theory of shells, plates, arches, beams; generalized differential & integral quadrature method & finite element method (GDQM & GIQM & FEM); strong and weak formulation finite element methods (SFEM & WFEM); fracture mechanics; piezoelectric materials; stability of equilibrium; non-conservative forces; strong formulation isogeometric analysis; weak formulation isogeometric analysis

Wen-Tien Tsai, PhD

Professor, Graduate Institute of Bioresources, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Biomass waste reuse; Bioenergy technology development; Porous material preparation; Liquid phase adsorption and interface research; Bioenergy policy analysis


Chris G. Tzanis, PhD

Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 157 84 Athens, Greece

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Research Interests: climate dynamics; climate physics; climate change and variability; aerosols; ambient air quality; ozone-climate interactions; atmospheric physics and chemistry; nonlinear processes; artificial intelligence and machine learning; remote sensing

Ziqiang Yin, PhD

College of Ecology and Environment at Chengdu University of Technology, Sichuan Province 610059, China

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Research Interests: Wastewater Management; Environmental Engineering; Water Treatment; Ultrafiltration; Wastewater Treatment; Water Purification; Membrane Technology, Membrane filtration with Organic Solvents